ERIC Number: EJ1174752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Love the Lab, Hate the Lab Report?
Science Teacher, v85 n4 p22-26 Apr 2018
In the author's large, urban high school, enrollment in a laboratory science is mandatory. While the student participation rate for lab activities is over 98%, the turn-in rate for traditional lab reports averages just 35% to 85%. Those students who don't produce a lab report miss a critical opportunity to improve their skills in scientific discourse and literacy, which are central learning goals of the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013) and "Common Core State Standards" (NGAC and CCSSO 2010). In this article, the author describes a solution she developed to increase completion of lab reports, which includes special considerations for struggling students. This solution enhances core competencies in science discourse and communication addressed in the NGSS and CCSS.
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Science Laboratories, Science Instruction, Intervention, Chemistry, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Science
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California (San Diego)
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